ICD-10 is the “International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision”. The transition to using ICD-10 is required for everyone in the USA covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). The count down is officially on with just under six weeks to go until the compliance deadline of 1 October.
All this month our partners at WebPT have been covering ICD-10 on their blog as well as here on Physiospot to help you prepare. This week’s webinar will help you to incorporate ICD-10 into your evaluations. It will increase the specificity of coding and teach how to use external codes to more thoroughly define the patient’s conditions.
Find out more from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who have also published this very helpful Quick Start Guide which outlines 5 steps health care professionals should take to prepare for ICD-10.